Boris Johnson has always struck me as a bumbling buffoon from the upper echelons of society who has a keen mind and wit, but is also a political opportunist who will jump on whatever bandwagon he believes will deliver him to the front door of number 10 Downing street. He is basically a lovable political rogue, a real life cartoon character who appears to be a populist but is really very much part of the liberal elite that have done so much harm to our once great nation.
You don’t have to take my word for it this is how he described himself in 2011 “[I am] free-market, tolerant, broadly libertarian (though perhaps not ultra-libertarian), inclined to see the merit of traditions, anti-regulation, pro-immigrant, pro-standing on your own two feet, pro-alcohol, pro-hunting, pro-motorist and ready to defend to the death the right of Glenn Hoddle to believe in reincarnation” Boris Johnson
So what has this oafish pro immigration libertarian done to trigger the far left Conservative government of the UK, the despised media class and of course the eternally victimized Islamist chattering classes?
The dreadful crime that brought the Stasi, Pravda and the Islamist inquisition to Boris Johnson’s front door was writing an article defending the right of women to wear the full face covering!
This is what he wrote in the Daily Telegraph on the 5th August
“I am against a total ban (of the Burkha) because it is inevitably construed – rightly or wrongly – as being intended to make some point about Islam. If you go for a total ban, you play into the hands of those who want to politicise and dramatise the so-called clash of civilisations; and you fan the flames of grievance. You risk turning people into martyrs, and you risk a general crackdown on any public symbols of religious affiliation, and you may simply make the problem worse. Like a parent confronted by a rebellious teenager determined to wear a spike through her tongue, or a bolt through her nose, you run the risk that by your heavy-handed attempt to ban what you see as a bizarre and unattractive adornment you simply stiffen resistance.”
I don’t support a full ban either, a full ban hides the problem, a full ban restricts peoples freedom of conscience and religion, a full ban plays into the hands of the eternal victim hood of the Islamic supremacists. So Boris is right to not call for more legislating against the human conscience, he is also right to express mocking contempt for this bizarre fetish of veiling he says in his article, “If you tell me that the burka is oppressive, then I am with you. If you say that it is weird and bullying to expect women to cover their faces, then I totally agree – and I would add that I can find no scriptural authority for the practice in the Koran. I would go further and say that it is absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter boxes; and I thoroughly dislike any attempt by any – invariably male – government to encourage such demonstrations of “modesty”, notably the extraordinary exhortations of President Ramzan Kadyrov of Chechnya, who has told the men of his country to splat their women with paintballs if they fail to cover their heads.”
“If a constituent came to my MP’s surgery with her face obscured, I should feel fully entitled – like Jack Straw – to ask her to remove it so that I could talk to her properly. If a female student turned up at school or at a university lecture looking like a bank robber then ditto: those in authority should be allowed to converse openly with those that they are being asked to instruct.”
The two quotes that have sent the Islamic nobility of England and their dhimmitudeous Prime-minster and press, grabbing for the smelling salts are the comparisons with Ma baker and red street furniture!
Really how sad and how sinister!
So now the Communist and conservative party is investigating Mr Johnson for “Breaking” codes of conduct surely his last controversial and equally funny outburst, when he called the Islamic supremacist Caliph of Turkey a goat loving masturbater , was a far greater breach of party protocol? The difference is the Islamic fascist bullies of the UK are on his case various Muslim brotherhood and Islamic forum of Europe pressure groups are engaged in the “battle of the Burkha”
In the Sharia compliant UK the slightest sniff of offence to the Muslim community is met with censure, derision and eventual ruin either through the courts or the equality inquisitors.
So who blinks first? The modern liberal fascists and Islamic supremacists or the “blonde bouncing bombshell” the new super hero of free speech in the UK, for all his faults I hope Boris stands his ground and fights to defend freedom of speech if not he will not only be thrown on the scrap heap of history as a coward but free speech will be dealt another body blow!
For those who have not read the article here is the link and also the winning entry in the insult Erdogan poetry competition, enjoy!
“There was a young fellow from Ankara
Who was a terrific wankerer
Till he sowed his wild oats
With the help of a goat
But he didn’t even stop to thankera.”
The author of this winning entry is former Mayor of London and chief Brexiteer, Boris Johnson MP.